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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 430 – President’s Day Trivia With Your Host, Quiz Master Polly!

Welcome to episode 430 of Erk Pod (despite what Erk might say in the episode audio). On location in Portland OR, Erk starts the episode with a brief lunch time chat with Robert Wagner, formerly of the Portland Sucks podcast amongst others. Erk learns that it is President’s Day but can’t decide if that’s actually important or not.

 

Later on, Erk heads off to trivia with Quizmaster Polly. As it is President’s Day, that is a theme of the night. In Erk’s honour, Australia is also a theme of the evening. Among other things, we find out about how one becomes a Quizmaster in the first place & the amount of preparation that goes into a night. If you’ve never been to a trivia night before, this episode might prompt you to go to one! […]

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Erk FM: Australia

Erk FM: Australia 376 – Feeling Sporty & A Little Proggy

Welcome to episode 376 of Erk FM: Australia. Erk is back from The Festival of Erk in Melbourne. At the same time, he went to Progfest. There’s also some interesting news about a band that been featured on Erk FM: Australia before that needs a name change. Speaking of changes, from this episode, Erk FM: Australia will no longer be heard on Traxx Radio. With some format changes, Traxx want to concentrate more on the Brisbane music scene with live presenters. Erk FM had been featured on Traxx for the last 2 & 1/2 years.

 

Music supplied by the artists directly, AirPlay DirectSGC Media & via Insomnia Radio.

 

Song list (all times approximate):

  • 02:31 – Paradise – Club Sport (SGC Media)
  • 07:53 – Black Cat – Deep Sea Arcade (SGC Media)
  • 10:33 – From Darwin – Gemini Downs (direct)
  • 15:25 – Jangle – Gemini Downs (direct)
  • 18:22 – Hold My Tongue – Sheppard (SGC Media)
  • 22:47 – Strange Condition – Empra (SGC Media)
  • 33:33 – Dream In Japanese – Lavers (via Insomnia Radio)
  • 37:29 – Fortress – Dialekt (via Insomnia Radio)
  • 41:20 – Not Today – Dialekt (via Insomnia Radio)
  • 49:55 – Calling – FreedomBLUE (AirPlay Direct)
  • 54:52 – Oxygen – Propaganda Klann (AirPlay Direct)
  • 58:25 – Dog Whisperer – Propaganda Klann (AirPlay Direct)
  • 01:06:41 – Whatever Makes You Superior – Toehider (direct)
  • 01:12:55 – Upon A Field Of Stone – Rise Of Avernus (direct)
  • 01:17:47 – Beneath The Frozen Hand Of Time – Rise Of Avernus (direct)

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Erk FM: International

Erk FM: International 375 – Party On Wayne, Party On Garth!

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 375. Erk is back from celebrating the 2013 version of the Festival of Erk. In a party mood, Erk presents country rocker Todd Sparks. The subjects in Todd’s songs on today’s episode can be seen as relating to Erk’s recent US visit. 

 

Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

 

Song list (all times are approximate):

  • 02:24 – Party In Paradise – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 04:53 – The Gulf Of Mexico – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 07:22 – Just For A Minute – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 12:05 – Shrimp Boat Cowboy – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 15:56 – Tip Toe Of Out Texas – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 19:25 – Party In My Priogue – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 21:40 – (Walkng Around) The Border Of The Quarter – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 24:25 – The Salt – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 31:55 – My Window Faces The South – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 34:08 – Take Me Home (Country Road) – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 37:46 – Georgia On My Mind – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 40:56 – Summer Man – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 44:37 – Mean Max Murphy – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 48:10 – Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 51:28 – Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 56:29 – Paradise Cafe – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 01:00:54 – Just Because – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 01:04:25 – Sunshine Anthem – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)
  • 01:07:56 – The Big Goodbye – Todd Sparks (AirPlay Direct)

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 100 – The Festival Of Erk Mega Special

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 100! On this episode, Erk is joined by Kimmi from The Metal Deli for the first part of the episode. In the second part of the episode, Erk is joined in spirit by Ro from Dark Compass – parts of this section were from when Ro joined Erk for Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 19. For the final segment of the episode, Erk is joined in the studio by his mum Judy – her last appearance on Metal Monday was with Deadman on Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 6.

 

Thank you to all of the bands who have allowed me to play their music. Thank you also to all of the music suppliers, promoters  & PR companies. Thank you to anyone who promotes the show & those who provide feedback. Thank you to each & every listener! 

 

Since becoming a part of the Sydney underground metal scene in October 2010 & starting Erk FM: Metal Monday in October 2011, it has been a real lot of fun that has seen me go all over the world! I have met so many nice people, I have heard so much great music – it has been epic!

 

Song list (all times approximate):

  • 08:39 – Dark Messiah – Temtris (direct)
  • 22:23 – A Sheep In Goth Clothing – Empirical (direct
  • 37:32 – 66 Minutes Past 6 – Evil Scarecrow (via Dark Compass)
  • 51:38 – Burning Bridges – Foundry Road (direct)
  • 01:02:29 – Numb – Skull Jack (via The Metal Deli)
  • 01:06:18 – Parasite – Xfactor1 (via The Metal Deli)
  • 01:14:35 – Becoming The Beast – Grimwolf (via The Metal Deli)
  • 01:21:21 – Metal La La La – Nanowar (direct)
  • 01:31:49 – Dead Letter – Tensions Arise (direct)
  • 01:35:10 – Devil’s Eye – Syko Sapian (direct)
  • 01:40:51 – Lost Souls – Syko Sapian (direct)
  • 02:16:48 – Negative – Amodus (direct)
  • 02:42:20 – Messiah – Hard As Nails (direct)
  • 02:47:17 – Pirate Man – Domino (direct)
  • 02:55:02 – Black Saturday – Frankenbok (direct)
  • 03:01:24 – Ringmaster – Acid Nymph (direct)

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Erk FM: Australia

Erk FM: Australia 374 – The Festival Of Erk

Welcome to episode 374 of Erk FM: Australia. The Festival of Erk (Erk celebrating another year of living) continues! While he might be in Melbourne (arguably the live music capital of Australia), the music does not stop here on Erk FM: Australia. There’s a couple of announcements & cracking tunes. The biggest announcement is that Erk will be at Bigsound 2013 in Brisbane in September which will be an excellent showcase of Australian bands.

 

Music supplied by SGC Media & the artists directly.

 

Song list (all times approximate):

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Erk FM: International

Erk FM: International 373 – The Festival Of Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International 373. When this episode is released, Erk is celebrating the week long Festival Of Erk – that’s right, another birthday. Spending his birthday week in Melbourne, Erk decided to ensure (as usual) that you don’t miss out on an episode because Erk is traveling. There’s a good range of locations & styles to listen to this week! And with the submissions from Deuce, I always know that the band will have a good bio for me to tell you, the listener, about the band.

 

Music supplied by Deuce Management & Promotion.

 

Song list (all times approximate):

  • 04:42 – Chemical Reaction – Natalie Indya West (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 08:14 – Rewind Love  – Natalie Indya West (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 13:08 – Rich Boy – Natalie Indya West (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 18:10 – Joanna  – Elliot Porter & The Missing Pieces (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 22:23 – She Only Goes – Elliot Porter & The Missing Pieces (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 27:48 – Play It Don’t Worry – Neil Taylor (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 31:20 – So Handsome I Could Die – Neil Taylor (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 34:49 – It Was Our Day – Neil Taylor (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 38:26 – Yeah You – Neil Taylor (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 42:50 – Steppin’ Stone – Myles Therron (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 46:46 – Through The Wall  – Myles Therron (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 51:32 – Who Am I – Jemson Green (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 55:25 – My Only Disease  – Jemson Green (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 01:01:57 – Signals – Preacher (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 01:07:55 – Arrival – Preacher (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 01:14:03 – Jupiter To Mars – Preacher (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 01:21:22 – Friends Of My Dreams – Preacher (Deuce Management & Promotion)

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 99 – Diving Into The Metal Barrel Of Jamendo

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 99. One week to go before the big episode 100! This week, Erk goes for another dive into the barrel that is labelled as metal on Jamendo. Taken from the metal radio live stream, let’s see what happens? Is this the ultimate in a mixed metal sampler which is totally random? Overall, the episode went very well in terms of the stream being pretty much metal all the way through the episode. There were no songs that Erk felt that he needed to skip – and yes, instrumental fans, there’s a couple of instrumentals in there for you!

 

All music supplied by Jamendo.

 

Song list (all times are approximate):

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Erk FM: Australia

Erk FM: Australia 372 – Diving Into The Womb

Welcome to episode 372 of Erk FM: Australia. Like on this week’s episode of Erk FM: International, Erk has decided to feature one artist. In this case, the band is The Womb. With almost constant line up & style changes, The Womb have a variety of styles as you will hear on this episode. Starting in the UK as an avenue to counter musical frustration in high school, The Womb have featured various people as well as at one time being a solo project of founder Alan Driscol. In later years, Alan moved to Australia, now calling Melbourne home. All albums by The Womb (and there’s a few of them!) are available as free downloads via their website.

 

All music supplied by Jamendo.

 

Song list (all times approximate):

  • 04:58 – Dirty Weekend
  • 09:16 – Nymphomania (C-90 version)
  • 12:25 – Strained Mafia Smiles (acoustic)
  • 16:06 – Strained Mafia Smiles
  • 20:05 – Straight Outta Clacton
  • 23:55 – Five Years
  • 29:11 – Other Lovers
  • 32:48 – Strobe On Torso
  • 38:20 – I Disown My Country
  • 42:41 – True Love 

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Erk FM: International

Erk FM: International 371 – Swinging Diabolaly

Welcome to episode 371 of Erk FM: International. Inspired in part by episode 400 of AMPed New Music Weekly, Erk decided to feature an artist that was introduced to him by The Bugcast that he really loves, Diablo Swing Orchestra. Erk doesn’t usually feature a single artist on this podcast but this week – why not!

 

Diablo Swing Orchestra’s latest album is not available under Creative Commons yet but this selection from 2009’s release The Butcher’s Ballroom still stands up 4 years later.

 

All music supplied by Jamendo.

 

Song list (all times are approximate):

  • 02:38 – Balrog Boogie
  • 06:32 – Heroines
  • 11:55 – Poetic Pitbull Revolutions
  • 16:43 – Rag Doll Physics
  • 20:37 – Gunpowder Chant
  • 22:55 – D’angelo
  • 24:29 – Velvet Embracer
  • 26:38 – Infralove
  • 28:30 – Pink Noise Waltz
  • 39:42 – Wedding March For A Bullet 

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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 429 – Erk’s In The Tron!

Welcome to episode 429 of Erk Pod (despite what Erk might say in the episode audio). Continuing his epic trip across America, Erk has arrived in Portland, Oregon. Known by many simply as PDX (the airport code for Portland International Airport), Erk knows many people in the city, especially due to podcasting. On this occasion, Erk based his accommodation location purely based on a couple of podcasters talking about a particular suburb in PDX, Beaverton (also known by some as The Tron). […]